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By Stella Cottam,Wayne Orchiston

Grabbing the eye of poets, politicians and most of the people alike, a chain of outstanding astronomical occasions within the past due 1800s galvanized american citizens to take a better curiosity in astronomy than ever earlier than. At a time while the sciences weren't but to boot verified within the usa as they have been in Europe, this public curiosity and help supplied the growing to be clinical group within the usa with the platform they had to improve the sphere of astronomy within the usa. previous within the nineteenth century comets, meteors and the invention of the planet Neptune have been all assets of thought to most people. the categorical occasions to be thought of listed here are the full sun eclipses of 1868, 1869 and 1878 and the transits of Venus of 1874 and 1882. The to be had media spoke back to public curiosity in addition to producing extra curiosity. those occasions laid the basis that ended in cutting-edge thriving community of yank novice astronomers and supply a desirable examine prior conceptions of the stars.

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